Lenten Staples: Meals on the Go – the Sequel

Lenten Staples: Meals on the Go – the Sequel

Here’s one more set of Lenten meals on the go during this season.  After this post, I’m going to focus on some of the traditional foods for Pascha – egg dyeing, bread, etc.

These are simple meals I made for my family to eat on the way to or from church during last week.  Trust me, at 6 months pregnant, I did not spend a lot of time putting these together. These are quick and easy meals to prevent us from stopping at fast food on the way home from church.  I put the containers in a big bag with a fork, napkin, and juice box for each person – and there you have a Lenten meal in the car when everyone is hungry.

Lenten Staples To Go Meals 2

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In this meal:

  • Pretzels (regular or gluten free)
  • Almond Butter
  • Peas
  • Strawberries

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In this meal:

  • Quick Vegetable Biryani
  • Tomato & Cucumber Salad
  • Blackberries

Quick Vegetable Biryani:

  • 1 box “A Taste of Thai Yellow Curry Rice” prepared per directions on the box.  If you don’t like spicy foods, just use little to none of the little red spice packet when preparing the rice.
  • Saute 1 chopped zucchini, 1 chopped carrot, and 2 cloves of garlic in 1 tsp of olive oil
  • Heat up half a bag of frozen peas
  • Then mix vegetables and rice together

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In this meal:

  • Pasta & Masala Marinara (“Dave’s Gourmet” brand pasta sauce – If you like Indian food, this is a seriously yummy pasta sauce!!!  It’s not spicy at all for kids either.)
  • Fruit medley – pears, orange, and plums
  • Corn

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In this meal:  (This is the gluten free, pregnant mama’s meal from last week)

  • Zucchini “pasta” (using this) with caramelized onions and portabella mushrooms with fresh tomatoes
  • Fruit medley
  • Cheese

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In this meal:  (This was our after Liturgy snack for the drive home last Sunday)

  • Peanut Butter, Chocolate, & Nut Homemade Granola Bar  (I left out the chia and flax seeds since I know one of my kids would have refused to eat them otherwise.  I also used plain granola instead of oats since that’s what I had readily available.  It was a big hit!  All four of my kids gobbled them up.  The “Enjoy Life” chocolate chips are not only gluten free but dairy free as well.)
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Almonds
  • Grapes

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In this meal:

  • Pasta with basil, salt, pepper, and olive oil
  • Grapes
  • Vegetable medley

1 Comment

  1. I love these meal ideas! They always look so appealing : )